We offer scholarships of up to $5,000 for Arizona high school seniors enrolled and active in the Arizona NICA League. Winners must demonstrate leadership, character, and communication skills on and off the mountain bike, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to serving the local community.
Scholars have access to professionals and educators within our group as mentors and for advice about their higher education choices.

Selection Criteria

Single Track Arizona Riders Foundation Scholar candidates must:

  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, and philanthropic experience.
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 PA).
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Graduating from a high school in Arizona during current academic school year
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. (Some non-U.S. schools may also qualify.)
  • Be an active, “ride and race ready” Arizona high school NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) participant.
  • Race in least two Arizona NICA League races in the current academic year.

Application Requirements:

  • Basic information about you, your high school, and your college plans
  • Your involvement in extracurricular activities in school and outside of school
  • Your involvement in community service
  • Your involvement in paid work
  • Any information about your involvement in the Arizona NICA League
  • Short essay on a pivotal leadership experience
  • Your high school transcripts (semifinalists only)
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher/councilor and one from a current coach that is registered and green checkmarked in the AZ NICA  Pit Zone system (semifinalists only)


Student-athletes in Arizona NICA demonstrate exceptional dedication and achievement across all age groups, not just high school seniors. Our $1,000 S.T.A.R. Foundation Trailblazer Scholarship recognizes younger athletes who shine in academics, NICA, and community service.

Selection Criteria

S.T.A.R. Foundation Trailblazer Scholar candidates must:

  • Have an exemplary work ethic, communication skills, and a record of community service.
  • Demonstrate strong academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA).
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be an active, “ride and race ready” NICA participant.
  • Race in at least two NICA league races in the academic year.
  • Participate in an Arizona NICA team practice on a regular basis.
  • Show initiative and thoughtfulness at NICA practices and races.
  • Have a full understanding of AZ NICA practice and race rules.
  • Be active in another activity/sport/hobby/recreation besides mountain biking

Application Requirements:

  • Provide basic information about you, your school, and your AZ NICA team.
  • List extracurricular activities in and outside school.
  • Describe your community service.
  • Summarize participation in AZ NICA races or with the league.
  • Write a short essay on a pivotal leadership or AZ NICA experience.
  • Submit recommendations from a teacher or counselor and an AZ NICA registered coach.

Characteristics of a Single Track Arizona Riders Foundation Scholar

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